What's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing and expecting different results. Dawn is crazy as a cat on a hot tin insane asylum. I was totally on her side at the beginning, but she refused to adapt to her team and it cost her everything. She couldn't figure out how to join in, instead she behaved exactly as she did on day one and was surprised that nothing had changed. Also, she was not able to articulately defend herself, so even if she didn't actually make the team late by sleeping in (she almost did), she couldn't argue it.

Refusing to paint was the dumbest thing ever. All she had to do was say, I don't like this idea, but gimme a brush because I'm a team player.

Ugh, could Leslie be more annoying? She was way too full of herself to be effective and I'm not surprised they lost. Bethenny really should have asserted herself more (even though I hate her) and said that even though she was in charge of the furniture, Leslie was at fault for the missed delivery because had Bethenny more time, she'd have been able to arrange for a secure delivery time.

Alexis did not surprise me when she said people don't tend to like her...look at her. She's sullen and harsh and I doubt she's the most socially apt...Don't forget that she and Martha had been estranged for years...over a guy. They both dated that IMClone guy. Maybe Alexis stole Martha's boyfriend again.

I want Cigar Man (can never remember his name since it isn't George) to get fired. Suppose that cigar was really Mr. Hat or Mr. Twig...or even Mr. Slave? Would Martha allow it then? I think not!

Maggie at October 14, 2005 01:32 PM

I'm actually impressed that Leslie alone had the courage to go over to Matchstick. The others on Primarius were total cowards and didn't even want to try to see if they could discover what was wrong with Matchstick.

I think that Leslie did uncover one thing: while Dawn's not the reason they keep losing, she IS a detriment to their cohesiveness. And while Leslie is at fault for wasting so much time brainstorming, she got a free pass for being the only one stepping up to move over to Matchstick.

Dawn, however, was just PATHETIC and deserved to go. I was firmly in her corner UNTIL she showed her true colors. She really doesn't work well with anyone other than herself. She refused to go along with the team and finally paid for it. If she'd decided to suck it up and paint, then I would've been sad to see her go, but she didn't, so I'm not. Leslie's still here, and frankly, I'm glad.

Jamison at October 14, 2005 02:27 PM

Leslie being the only one with the guts to take on Matchstick is not enough to endear me to her, and I feel she approached the task like a condescending mama bear. I'm glad she got the pass for making the switch, but I don't like her style.

As for the rest being a bunch of cowards...maybe so, but they work well together and get along...who wants to leave a winning team to try to wrangle people who seem unable to get it together? I sure don't. Putting yourself on the line (like Leslie did) is not the only way to show that you have something special. And these people all live together in the same apartment...so whoever switched had to know to some degree what they were getting into.

All I know is that if I were faced with the decision, one look at Jim's crackhead crazy eyes would make me try to blend into the scenery. I don't want to be anywhere near that guy, let alone responsible for reigning him in.

Maggie at October 14, 2005 03:11 PM

I think the fact that not only the rest of Matchstick saying Dawn was a weak player, but also a former Primarius member reporting the same thing to her after witnessing it firsthand is what may have raised the red flag for Martha. That could be why Dawn was sent home.

Primarius may work well together, but they were still cowards for not being willing to try and whip Matchstick into shape. Plus, Jim said there was more to their team than what was on the surface (basically, when he said he hoped to see them go to the conference room for once and be "exposed for the frauds they are"). So obviously, there's something there that may threaten their cohesiveness.

I wouldn't at all consider Leslie "full of herself," since I don't even know what that means. But if she could be the only one with enough courage to try and get Matchstick in sync with one another, she can't be all bad, right? Plus, she's from Alexandria, VA, where I lived for three years, so I'm going to continue rooting for her, anyway.

Jamison at October 15, 2005 09:41 PM

No she certainly can't be all bad. I'm completely judging her based on the short time she had command of the screen and not giving her much benefit of the doubt, so there is a lot to her I don't know.

The reason I think she was "full of herself" during the ep is because she approached her leadership role in a condescending manner, like she was going to teach children to behave. I will not argue that Matchstick are not unlike unruly children (they totally are); I had a problem with Leslie acting that way overtly instead of keeping it to herself. She reminded me of how a kindergarten teacher runs a classroom.

Maggie at October 17, 2005 03:41 PM
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